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elizabeth colbert busch. >> sanford will debate busch. >> let's have that conversation that's vital. >> he gets to debate someone, not a cutout of nancy pelosi. >> if you have an idea, i have an idea, at the end of the day. >> he is embarrassed us on many, many occasions. >> if at the end of the day -- how you doing, appreciate it, thank you. >> mark sanford is in serious trouble. >> how you doing. preaching it. thank you. >>> i am alex wagner, in for lawrence o'donnell. today for the first time in our nation's history, a male athlete on a major sports team is openly gay. jason collins writes in this week's issue of sports illustrated i am a 34-year-old nba center, i am black, and i'm gay. collins a 12 year veteran of the nba, from los angeles, played for stanford university and most recently the washington wizards. he writes the more that speak out the better, gay or straight. starts with president obama mentioning the 1969 stonewall riots that launched the gay rights movement during his second inaugural address. here is what president obama said that day. >> we, the people, declare today
a relief it is! >>> coming up next, elizabeth colbert-busch, got a completely surprising endorsement last night. will the bump include a rush by other famous comedians to endorse elizabeth colbert-busch? i ask you, martin short -- >> i would like to do it as a series of my beloved characters and then culminate my endorsement as john f. kennedy. >> do you have a ten-second version of this? >> i say, elizabeth colbert-busch will be elected because she has my endorsement. >> there we have it. breaking news. can we get -- there it is, the breaking news banner is up. martin short endorses elizabeth colbert-busch. look at that. you just made breaking news. we had to get that approved at the highest level. they don't throw that banner around. >> i'm very impressed. >> we'll be back with more of all of this. >> pauly shore? is he endorsing? this day calls you. to fight chronic osteoarthritis pain. to fight chronic low back pain. to take action. to take the next step. today, you will know you did something for your pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is a pain reliever fda-approved to manage chronic
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, elizabeth colbert busch, had 47% of the vote. now she's up to 50 and sanford's fallen from 45 to 41. colbert busch went from a two point to a nine-point lead. it seems like it's not working for him this time. >> well, i think two things are happening. one, elizabeth is just an extraordinary candidate, has worked very hard, has great tv op, has knocked on a bunch of doors. what i fweguess folks on a natil level don't see is this. this is probably the dagger in his heart. the night of the primary when he won in the runoff, his mistress, now fiancee, shows up on the stage. and apparently according to what jennie sanford has said now, was the first time her children had met mark sanford -- their soon to be stepmother -- fiancee. the talk in charleston and buford, you're telling me they've been engaged for six months and the first time this nar cystic, self-centered s.o.b. decides the kids ought to meet her is on the stage? look at his face in the picture you saw a moment ago. look at the total sort of depression and disgust on this kid's face. i think that's what drove jenny sanford to distracti
republican will face stephen colbert's sister elizabeth colbert busch in special election for south carolina's now vacant first district congressional seat. former governor mark sanford faces former charleston county councilman curtis bostic. despite high profile endorsements, many declared sanford is well positioned to win, mainly due to bigger name recognition and a lot more money. a new internal poll today from elizabeth colbert busch's campaign shows she leads sanford 47% to 44%. colbert busch has a larger lead over bostic, 48% to 39%. joining me, nia malika-henderson, and ana maria cox for the guardian. you are the senior south carolina political analyst since you are from there. what are we hoping for here just in terms of fun. are we hoping governor sanford wins so we can take him all the way through the general election here against elizabeth colbert busch? >> you know, i think that's right for fun. here is a guy who has this checkered past, but is a charismatic guy, he comes across in early ads like a preacher with a slow drawl in the way he talks. he has so far resonated with south
of course is on the house we have a terrific woman candidate running in south carolina elizabeth colbert-busch, who hopefully will be elected next month. and i think you will see in that race the beginning of people really taking a look at a strong woman who is able to have a public policy record, who can go out there in a tough campaign situation and win because she talks about her value system and the more women like that we have, the better off we'll do. >> and also the gift of mark sanford. this time they had a chance to send somebody else up against colbert-busch and it worked out that it was mark sanford, fantastic for colbert-busch. what about in the senate? >> mary landry just took a very courageous vote on background checks. and kay hagan, they are two very strong women who are likable, qualified, and more than deserving of being reelected. >> not only is mary landrieu a democratic candidate from a red state, she is also up for reelection. and that shows what a gutty call that was to make that call a week and a half ago. susan collins, senator from maine, republic
♪ theme ♪ cenk: welcome to "the young turks." elizabeth colbert busch kicking ass in south carolina. the koch brothers might be buying newspapers which would be a disaster. now in the beginning we're going to start with syria. president obama's holding a press conference, asked about syria. did they cross the red line when they might have used chemical weapons. we believe that it was probably that they did. well here's president obama's response. >> what we now have is evidence that chemical weapons have been used inside of syria but we don't know how they were used, when they were used, who used them. we don't have a chain of custody that establishes what exactly happened and when i am making decisions about america's national security and the potential for taking additional action in response to chemical weapon use, i've got to make sure i've got the facts. cenk: yeah that's a delay tactic. he's between a rock and hard place. the american people don't want to go to syria the american corporations don't want to go. israel doesn't want to go to syria. he drew a red line and they cro
. >> mark sanford quite literally did not want to hear it. in the latest ppp poll, elizabeth colbert busch is leading by nine points with the election seven days away. for democrats this victory would seem to be more symbolic. the ability to win in a deep red district. the stakes are high anywhere massachusetts which holds a primary today for john kerry's senate seat. the special election will take place on june 25th and threatens the democrats 55-45 edge in the senate. right now congressman ed markey is the democratic ic front-runn. and overall, the two democratic candidates have raised nearly four times the amount of money as all three republicans. joining us now from columbia, south carolina, quietly rolling his eyes, as i talk over this former communications director for rick santorum, the infamous hogan gibly, hogan, it is a pleasure to see you again old friend. >> great to be back, alex. >> let's talk about elizabeth colbert busch and mark sanford. you were rolling your eyes as i delivered the term smackdown, it did seem like she won that one. did you think differently in south carol
. >>> plus, highlights of last night's debate, wow, between mark sanford and elizabeth colbert-busch in south carolina. >>> finally, governor tom corbett of pennsylvania is sinking in the polls right now in part because the state's job creation has dropped dramatically. one of his explanations, too many people in pennsylvania. let me say this right, too many pennsylvanians on drugs. that's going to get him elected. this is "hardball." the place for politics. angie's list is essential. i automatically go there. at angie's list, you'll find reviews on everything from home repair to healthcare written by people just like you. if you want to save yourself time and avoid a hassle, go to angie's list. at angie's list, you'll find the right person to do the job you need. and you'll find the right person quickly and easily. i'm busy, busy, busy, busy. thank goodness for angie's list. from roofers to plumbers to dentists and more, angie's list -- reviews you can trust. oh, angie? i have her on speed dial. >>> well the last question president obama answered in his press conference today was the one he
south carolina congressional debate between mark sanford and elizabeth colbert-busch. a little preview right now. apparently sanford had unfinished business after debating, if you will, this cardboard cutout of nancy pelosi, house minority leader, on a street corner last week. >> nancy pelosi is running hundreds of thousands of dollars in ads. this is an important point. with all due respect to nancy pelosi, whose name i will raise again, these increasing taxes that pelosi and friends oftentimes are trying to level on them, nancy pelosi's pac, whose voice will be carried? will it be nancy pelosi's voice? >> is nancy pelosi running in south carolina? sanford mentioned pelosi over a half dozen times in that debate. we showed you most of it. we'll get back to that later. >>> up next, the gun vote backlash. senators who voted against background checks are paying for it in the polling out there. that's ahead. you're watching "hardball." the place for politics. i've been going around the country asking people to try on these amazing depend silhouette briefs. oh, it's cheryl burke! who's this
the may 7th general election against democrat elizabeth colbert-busch. you may have heard of her brother, comedian stephen colbert. governor, congratulations on your victory. i want to ask you out of the breaking news out of north korea. if you are elected to congress this would be relevant to your job. what are your thoughts on the bluster that we're hearing from north korea these days? >> this is deeply unsettling, and it needs to be dealt with with certainty. i think it is interesting for you go all the way back to the 1940s, the korean peninsula was flit. and a lot of historians believe it was uncertainty as to whether or not america would step in as an ally in a north korea attack. and as a result of the uncertainty they did. when you look at it now the north korean dictator, we need to be crystal clear in terms of foreign policy and the necessity of military engagement. >> we heard that you're thankful for another chance. the fact that you were forced into a runoff and you're tied with a democrat in a reliably red district, does this suggest that voters are still hez about the? sti
: face-off between mark sanford and elizabeth colbert busch for a congressional seat in south carolina produced only brief references to sanford's extramarital affair where he was governor where he lied about hiking on the appalachian trail but instead was in argentina to be with his lover. colbert busch referenced it in her answer about federal spending. >> when we talk about fiscal spending and protecting the taxpayers, it doesn't mean you take that money we saved and leave the country for personal purpose. >> reporter: sanford did not respond, instead saying -- >> i couldn't hear what she said. [ laughter ] repeat it. i didn't hear it, i'm sorry. >> reporter: later sanford himself alluded to it when asked if he would vote to impeach president clinton. >> i would reverse the question to you and i would say this. do you think that president clinton should be condemned for the rest of his life based on a mistake that he made in his life? >> reporter: sanford's attempting a political comeback, his lover now fiancee often at his side. colbert, whose brother is stephen colbert, is a succe
opponent. democrat elizabeth colbert busch used taxpayer money to travel out of the country. alluding to his affair with an argentine woman. >> when we talk about fiscal spend and protecting the taxpayers, it doesn't mean you take that money we saved and leave the country for a personal purpose. >> i don't think nancy pelosi gives $370,000 expecting her not to vote for speaker. >> the special election is a week from today. >>> on the "cbs moneywatch," americans are spending and a giant leap for space tourism. ashley morrison is here in new york with more on that and more. >>> asian stocks were mixed as the feds two-day meeting gets under way today. nikkei had the best april performance in 20 years while hong kong hang seng added more than half a percent. >>> consumers are opening their wallets and seeing bigger paychecks. the u.s. commerce department reported consumer spending increased 0.2 of a percent in march. income grew by the same amount. analysts say it is a sign that the payroll tax increase has yet to chill spending. >>> more americans are buying homes. the national associati
sister, elizabeth colbert busch for congress. [cheers and applause] yes, yes, yes, she's a democrat. but she's a business woman, a job. creator, who when raising three children on $14,000 a year, went back to school, built a 20-year career in international trade, and is now leading mark sanford in two consecutive polls. [cheers and applause] are we going to do this, nation? [cheers and applause] yeah! yeah! [cheers and applause] and i'll tell you, mark sanford should thank you you joe scarborough because i would not have done that if you had not inspired me. folks -- i tell you this gun control debate is getting out of hand. liberals are letting their emotions get the best of them. we need to take a step back. okay, like this but with feet. [laughter] keep this debate based on logic and reason. one person taking many steps back is texas republican and proud owner of the "petticoat junction" dvd box set, louie gohmert. listen to his clear explanation as to why you can't limit large capacity magazines. >> well, once you make it ten, then why would you draw the line at ten? and the pro
colbert busch will out of touch with the values. cenk: he's running on not spending too much, but then look at the unbelievable hypocrisy that he used a government funded trip to go down to argentina to have sex with his mistress. i don't want to spend money on you, i just want to spend money on me. >> like i said, i think his record speaks for itself object spending. that was a huge issue. i think he's answered those and he's had a lot of personal time to reflect on that that, and he's asked the voters for forgiveness. cenk: i'm not asking just about governor son ford. i get what you're saying. i'm asking about the republican party. you guys get that you've got an issue here that you're always talking about family values and it turns out there's the cheating and you're always talking about the spending and reagan and bush spent like drunk sailors, never balanced the budget. you understand that it's an issue for the party overall. >> i think the party's message is good, the messaging needs to be perfected. i don't think democrats have an argument either when it comes to famil
was the first and only debate between democratic contender elizabeth colbert busch and former governor sanford. and boy was it a doozy. >> when we talk fiscal spending and we talk about protecting the tax payers it doesn't mean you take that money we saved and leave the country for a personal purpose. [ applause and boos ] >> everybody i couldn't hear what she said. repeat it, i'm sorry. >> answer the question. >> what was the question. anyway, on the sequester? i'll go back to the sequester. >> michael: on the sequester? he couldn't hear the question? maybe he needs to channel ronald reagan and bring a helicopter when he doesn't want to answer a question. and voters are certainly getting an ear full. a new ad from the house majority pac is also hitting him on that issue. >> i used to be more mark sanford but not any more. he skipped town to be with his mistress on father's day. he wasted our taxpayer dollars on himself. i'm a republican, but mark sanford just doesn't share our values. >> michael: i don't know wasting taxpayer money being a family values hypocrite skipping out on responsibili
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democratic challenger elizabeth colbert busch is a piece of work. the action today, sanford took to the streets to protest his opponent's decision to only participate in one debate by putting on a debate of his own. sanford stood on a street corner debating, if you will, this cardboard cutout of nancy pelosi. a spokesman for colbert busch said elizabeth colbert busch is spending her time with real people who support her campaign. a recent ppp poll showed sanford trailing colbert bush by nine percentage points. >>> a preview of upcoming attractions politically. here they are. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. [ male announcer ] how do you measure happiness? by the armful? by the barrelful? the carful? how about...by the bowlful? campbell's soups give you nutrition, energy, and can help you keep a healthy weight. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. thto fight chronic. osteoarthritis pain. to fight chronic low back pain. to take action. to take the next step. today, you will know you did something for your pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is a pain reliever
challenger elizabeth colbert busch is a piece of work. the action today, sanford took to the streets to protest his opponent's decision to only participate in one debate by putting on a debate of his own. sanford stood on a street corner debating, if you will, this cardboard cutout of nancy pelosi. a spokesman for colbert busch said elizabeth colbert busch is spending her time with real people who support her campaign. a recent ppp poll showed sanford trailing d traili trailing colbert bush by nine percentage points. >>> a preview of upcoming attractions politically. here they are. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. different investment objectives, ideas, goals, appetite for risk. you can't say 'one size fits all'. it doesn't. that's crazy. we're all totally different. ishares core. etf building blocks for your personalized portfolio. find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus, which includes investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. read and consider it care
. >> sanford is going against elizabeth colbert busch in their one and only debate. at times it got spirited. nancy cordes is in charleston. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. everyone wondered whether that infamous trip to argentina would come up in the first and only debate and it did. in fact, sanford even referenced it himself a couple of times. sanford's democratic opponent elizabeth colbert busch brought it up first in an answer about sanford's record as governor. >> when we talk about fiscal spending and we talk about protecting the taxpayers, it doesn't mean you take that money we saved and leave the country for a personal purpose. >> she went there, governor sanford. >> i couldn't hear what she said. >> reporter: sanford went there too. >> you don't go through the experience i had in 2009 without a greater level of humaniility. >> reporter: he tried to cover up that visit with a story about hiking the appalachian trail. his attempts to move on hit a road block two weeks ago when his ex-wife filed a trespassing complaint in february when she ran into h
congressional race in the country, maybe ever. elizabeth colbert busch versus mark sanford. that's next. girl vo: i'm pretty conservative. very logical thinker. (laughs) i'm telling you right now, the girl back at home would absolutely not have taken a zip line in the jungle. (screams) i'm really glad that girl stayed at home. vo: expedia helps 30 million travelers a month find what they're looking for. one traveler at a time. expedia. find yours. >>> the votes are in and america now has the greatest congressional campaign ever. stephen colbert's sister, elizabeth colbert busch versus mark sanford who won the republican nomination tonight and made political history in his victory speech by thanking the woman who was his mistress during his governorship and is now his very helpful fiance, though even he admitted she is not nearly as helpful politically as his former wife was. >> thank you to my fiance for her long suffering, put up with me being on the road for more than just a few months, and i thank you for that as well. >> eugene robinson, you're from south carolina. wtf here, what the what th
congressional campaign ever. stephen colbert's sister, elizabeth colbert busch versus mark sanford who won the republican nomination tonight and made political history in his victory speech by thanking the woman who was his mistress during his governorship and is now his very helpful fiance, though even he admitted she is not nearly as helpful politically as his former wife was. >> thank you to my fiance for her long suffering, put up with me being on the road for more than just a few months, and i thank you for that as well. >> eugene robinson, you're from south carolina. wtf here, what the what the! explain this to me, how did it come to this. >> i so love this. i spent four years in buenos aires. here is all you need to know. the charleston newspaper sent out reporters to interview people at the polls, couldn't find very many, turnout was light, found a few. one woman said she voted for mark sanford because, quote, i believe in recycling. so i thought that perfectly summed it up. to me brought to mind perhaps a plastic water bottle discarded on the app latch and trail. >> if she believe
, democrat elizabeth colbert-busch by nine points. 50% for her. 41% for him. the polls coming after national republicans announced they would no longer find, or no longer fund sanford's campaign because he violated his divorce agreement. entering his ex-wife's home without her permission. sanford took an unusual approach to that, pleading with voters in this full-page ad in a charleston newspaper. he writes "it's been a rough week. though we may be public figures, we are still human beings. human figures who struggle just as to many other families and s many other families and divorced couples do and getting childbearing right as best we can. that was harm warming and wholesome. mikeal steele is former chair of the rnc. sign the cynthia tucker. cynthia, were you taken with that heartwarming message? i know his wife can be quite a disciplinarian from what i can tell. fair enough. him sneaking out the back door of the home he's not supposed to visit with a cell phone flashlight. it would seem typical of her, she just happens to walk in just as he's going out and catches him in the act of tresp
sanford and elizabeth colbert-busch will debate for the first time. >> at least he gets to debate a live person this time. >> appreciate it. thank you. >> one thing they all agree on, they need to do a better job reaching out to minorities. i can think with one minority they can start with. >>> we begin with the administration facing a complex and bloody crisis in syria with some lawmakers demanding action but with little agreement about what that would mean in practice. in the latest violence, syria's prime minister survived what appeared to be an assassination attempt today when a car bomb exploded near his convoy in damascus. this, the latest in a series of attacks on high-ranking officials comes after intelligence reports that the syrian government has used chemical weapons and as lawmakers on both sides of the aisle demand a response, however limited in scope. >> i believe the united states could play a greater role in dealing with the humanitarian crisis. the suffering is intense, and i don't think the world's greatest superpower, the united states, can stand by and not do anything
and elizabeth colbert busch. bloomberg holds a summit to mark 100 days in president obama's second term. we talk about the legacy of the foreign crisis and hear the forum from the government official, c.e.o. and lawmakers and economists and our live coverage starts at 8:30 a.m. eastern over on c-span 2. also tomorrow, former president bill clinton speaks at georgetown university on the people, events and principles that influenced his career in public service, live at 10:30 a.m. eastern on c-span. and we are waiting for that debate to begin. our live coverage of that, of south carolina's first congressional district. that district runs from charleston south to the resort of hilton head island. the debate is being held at the citadel and sponsored by patch news service and is expected to begin shortly. we are going live now to that debate for south carolina's first congressional district between republican former governor mark sanford and democrat elizabeth colbert busch. >> we begin tonight with opening remarks framed around the question, what do you consider your greatest professional accomplis
'm so intrigued by your analysis in that elizabeth colbert busch did not say you cheated on your wife. she brought it up in the context of budget and taxpayer money, considering that mark sanford certainly was a person who was a conservative and talked as a budget was his top priority for his state at the time. >> as long as i've been covering politics and mark sanford has been a fixture in american politics, first as a congressman, then governor of south carolina, he has built a reputation of being a fiscal conservative. and what is so damaging about his indiscretion and the affair that he had is not the affair. it was the allegation of a misuse of taxpayer money. ethics fines that he ended up having to pay, all of that. and that tears down one of his biggest strengths, is that fiscal conservatism. that's exactly the route that she went and the route that a lot of democratic ads bombarding that district are going. >> she had that nothing to lose attitude going down. even her tone. she said no one tell me what to do. it seems as if she know, this is her big opportunity. he is vulnerab
with an argentinean woman. that couple engaged. sanford will now face elizabeth colbert busch, the sister of stephen colbert. >>> miserable across parts of central texas last night as heavy thunderstorms dumped several inches of rain right at rush hour. scattered power outages were reported in austin and nearly a dozen motorists had to be rescued from their cars, but the rain was welcome in the area that's been hit hard -- hard hit by the drought. >>> some severe weather is a threat again today for parts of texas, louisiana and oklahoma. florida could see some showers. it'll be blustery in the northeast. what else is new, right? >> uh-huh. and it's finally warming up in the upper midwest, but temperatures are still colder than usual. minneapolis will be close to 50. warmer than usual in the pacific northwest and portland near 70. phoenix is a hot spot at 86 degrees. >>> all right, coming up, the big changes coming to new planes. how about less room in the rest room? >> plus, no joke. one airline's new plan to charge travelers by the pound. >>> and later in "the pulse," room with a view. a quarter mi
in argentina instead of a hike on the appalachian trail. his congressional opponent elizabeth colbert-busche made sure to jog memories at a raucous debate in charleston last night. >> when we talk about fiscal spending and we talk about protecting the tax payers, it doesn't mean you take that money we saved and leave the country for a personal purpose. >> reporter: some national g.o.p. groups abandoned sanford two weeks ago when court documents surfaced showing his ex-wife jenny recently accused him of trespassing. how do you convince voters when they go into the voting booth not to focus on your marital history? >> i just went through two elections. i mean, you saw what happened in the primary. >> reporter: in the primary sanford bested 15 other republicans and then cruised to victory in a g.o.p. run-off showing state republicans may be ready to forgive and republicans dominate this coastal district which went for mitt romney in the presidential race by 18 points. >> good luck. reporter: the democrat colbert-busch is a local business woman, the sister of comedian stephen colbert and the fir
the country for a personal purpose. >> she went there. elizabeth colbert-busch comes out swinging against opponent mark sanford. but who won the night? and this just in to cnn, a militia in libya has the justice ministry there surrounded. we will have a live report from that hot spot coming up. it is tuesday, april 30th, and "starting point" begins right now. dramatic new developments to tell you about in the boston marathon bombing investigation. female dna has been found on fragments of one of the explosive devices. now the big question is, whose is it? the fbi is visiting tamerlan tsarnaev's widow at her parents' home in rhode island and leaving with bags of dna evidence. they're also trying to piece together katherine russell's every move in the days before and just after the attacks. meantime, the medical examiner knows what killed tamerlan tsarnaev but not releasing the details because the family has not yet claimed his body. as for surviving suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev, another lawyer has been added to his defense team, death penalty expert judy clarke is now part of that team. she h
the table when the former south carolina governor mark sanford and elizabeth colbert busch went head to head in the state congressional debate last night. colbert busch went there as one moderator commented when she slammed her opponent for visiting his mistress back in 2009. >> you and i met on a number of occasions. you said you would support trade. you said you would support the dredging, all the things we needed and, in fact, you didn't tell the truth. you turned around and did the opposite. >> in the wake of that if it really bothered you why would you write a campaign check in support of my candidacy and run for governor? >> when we talk about fiscal spending and we talk about protecting the taxpayers, it doesn't mean you take that money we saved and leave the country for a personal purpose. >> she went there, governor sanford. >> i couldn't hear what she said. >> do you think president clinton should be condemned for the rest of his life based on a mistake that he made in his life? you don't go through the experience i had back in 2009 without a greater level of humility. >> i want to
endorsement. elizabeth colbert busch to take over the seat of scott. she's the sister of stephen colbert. she has taken the colbert to the bank. steve will host a fundraiser for his sister. here with me donnie fowler, welcome back in "the war room"." >> i'm glad to be from columbia and not charleston today. >> michael: because mark sanford would not part. your cabash. >> so colb ert busch campaign said she had a small lead over bostic. could she actually win. >> there are a lot of mixed numbers here. barack obama last this district by six points to mitt romney. that is working against her. there is more republicans in this district. it was drawn by the republican legislature to be a republican district. but we've got a really unpopular republican party nationally. we have a governor who is not very popular and we have two candidates who are less than ideal. >> so the governor is not popular. how has her popularity dipped. >> she's mixed about half and half. half like her, and half don't like her. but when you look at the two candidates on the republican side their favorability rating is in th
democrat elizabeth colbert busch more than anthony weiner that may be watching that race thinking if sanford can do it, what about me? a "the new york times" report says anthony weiner is thinking about running for the job he always wanted, mayor of new york city. he told the times i don't have this burning overriding desire to go out and run for office. oh, sure he doesn't. it is not the single and medicating force in my life, of course not, as it was for some time. i realize to some degree it is now or never for me, i am trying to gauge not only what's right and feels comfortable right this second, oh, i thought that's the way he used to think, but i am also thinking how will i feel in a year, two years, five years. is this the time that i should be doing this and then there's the other side of the coin which is am i still the same person who i thought would make a good mayor and people are wondering are you the same person with the twitter account that had like a lot of period stuff flying around on it. >> i think anthony weiner's problem has been to some degree as you would sa
days after he faces elizabeth colbert busch in the special election. jenny sanford said she doesn't care how it affects his chances of winning the race, but she saidy that doesn't link the documents and doesn't know how they became public. they were supposed to be sealed. sanford's come back may be short-lived anthony wiener's could be getting started. according to the poll, the former new york congressman could mound a serious mayoral challenge against speaker kwis qui chris quinn. he has not announced he is running, but said he is weighing the idea of getting into the race. he has 100% name id and getting 15%. i would say the glass is half empty. the massachusetts senate debate scheduled to take place between ed lynch and ed marky is postponed. both decided to reschedule to sometime next week out of respect for those injury and killed in the bombing. all senators have put a halt to campaigning. much more on the website. run down.msnbc.com. the website has more and more stuff on it. up next, searching for clues in the boston bombings. they begin the process of recovering the tiny
, in south carolina. the democrat, elizabeth colbert busch, steve colbert's sister. he's nine weeks down. i don't think he's going to get too close to this victory. anyway, you're watching "hardball." the place for politics. ncer ] does your vibrant color just seem to fade away...? now start vibrant, stay vibrant! new vidal sassoon pro series has an exclusive hydrablock system that helps fight fade out -- for up to 8 weeks. vidal sassoon pro series. salon genius. affordable for all. [ man ] excuse me miss. [ gasps ] this fiber one 90 calorie brownie has all the deliciousness you desire. the brownie of your dreams is now deliciously real. >>> senator max baucus of montana is the latest democrat to announce he's not running for re-election. baucus made the announcements this morning. now the democrats will have an uphill battle certainly to keep the red state seat. baucus is the eighth senator and sixth democrat to call it quits this cycle. following iowa's tom harkin, tim johnson of south dakota, jay rockefeller of west virginia. michigan's carl levin. new jersey's frank lautenberg. saxby ch
colbert busch. joining me is kayton dawson. it's great to have you here. before we get to lulu busch. let's go to your successor. is the tossup based on the candidate's debate performance? >> the debates matter but it was only one. bostic did a nice job in the debate. mark sanford is a professional, he's good at it, he's photogenic. it probably wasn't enough debates to make that much difference in the margin. at noon the turnout is a little under the original turnout. >> is sanford's key to success in the turnout? >> it is in that no new voters turn out. mark's supporters are pretty hard core. he's become the tiger woods of south carolina politics, fall from grace, he's back. lulu busch will be a very attractive candidate. >> let's talk about the lulu busch aspect of all of this. based on democratic polling, she's doing really well. does she have the advantage when it comes to the fact she does have some power with her brother coming in? they're doing a democratic fund-raiser to get some more cash into her pockets and also the fact that there is this -- it really depends on if sanford can
with elizabeth colbert busch. and i think he'll vote more conservatively. but the problem with what he's done is not what he did to his family three years ago and three-and-a-half years ago. it's what he's doing to his family now. he has four young kids. and i really wonder about the sickness that leads someone to believe that i am so indispensable that this is the only thing i care to do that i'm going to put myself and my fiancee and my children and ex-wife through this kind of examination again, just to win a special election. >> michael -- >> please -- >> i think that's absolutely true. it wasn't just the dereliction to duty to his family. first of all he left them on father's day and secondly, left the state, didn't tell them. he's just like, dude, here's the keys to the governor's mansion, if i'm not back by midnight, i don't know, just govern without me. dereliction of duty to his job. i understand he might get some of the young male high-five dude vote. but the rest of the state, i don't know. >> stephanie, this means that you're not his soul mate. >> i agree with that. >> clearly not
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